The Collaboration and Cognition Laboratory (COLAB2) studies mixed-initiative computing where both human and machines serve active roles in collaborative activity. The lab is located on the top floor of the Neuroscience and Engineering Collaboration Building on the campus of Wright State University. The laboratory houses research space for students, workstations, and multimedia facilities. The laboratory provides a home for Neo, our Baxter humanoid robot. Using a cognitive architecture called MIDCA, we explore novel means for controlling and interacting with autonomous platforms under dynamic conditions in which unexpected problems are likely to arise. Our approach examines issues of human-machine teaming, robustness for long-duration intervals, and goal-driven autonomy.
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